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Finland wants to transform how we make clothes

Thu, 29 Sep 2022 23:16:59 GMT

Firms behind innovative fibres says they can make fashion a more sustainable business.

Liz Truss: The prime minister's claims about the economy fact-checked

Sun, 02 Oct 2022 14:04:21 GMT

Prime Minister Liz Truss made claims on growth, borrowing costs and mortgage rises.

Pay gap: Will Gen Z salary-sharing on TikTok make a difference?

Wed, 28 Sep 2022 23:26:32 GMT

Shifting views are tackling the taboo of talking salary - will this help improve pay equity?

Energy firms must offer more help on bill payments, Ofgem warns

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 13:46:59 GMT

The energy watchdog says all bar one of the energy firms need to improve their support to customers.

Ring doorbell inventor shares advice... about advice

Tue, 20 Sep 2022 23:12:16 GMT

Jamie Siminoff, inventor of the Ring wireless doorbell, shares his advice for the CEO Secrets series.

Japan's push into 'deep tech' innovation

Sun, 25 Sep 2022 23:06:29 GMT

Japanese start-up firms are developing next-generation solar panels and microchips.

Nuclear fusion plant to be built at West Burton A power station

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 17:39:20 GMT

West Burton A will be the site of the prototype fusion energy power plant, the government announces.

Your energy bill explained

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 23:14:56 GMT

BBC Breakfast's Hannah Miller explains how to understand your energy bill.

Liu Jingyao and Liu Qiangdong: Chinese billionaire sexual assault case settled in US

Sun, 02 Oct 2022 10:43:57 GMT

A closely-watched case where business titan Richard Liu was accused of rape was settled hours before trial.

The banker who swapped finances for fighting

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 23:45:59 GMT

Manya Klempner explains why she left the world of banking to set up a business running boxing clubs.

What happens when all the banks leave town?

Sun, 02 Oct 2022 23:06:01 GMT

Could a new "banking hub" solve the problems caused by the departure of five banks from Brechin?

Is Finland's Wood City the future of building?

Mon, 26 Sep 2022 23:05:49 GMT

New public buildings in Finland have to incorporate more wood, which is leading builders to innovate.

How King Charles helped save British farmhouse cheese

Mon, 26 Sep 2022 00:22:59 GMT

The new king helped drive a renaissance in British cheesemaking when the industry was in crisis 30 years ago.

Falling pound: What does it mean for me and my finances?

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 15:07:25 GMT

The value of the pound touched a record low against the dollar on Monday after big tax cuts were announced.

Ground should have been laid for tax cuts, admits Liz Truss

Sun, 02 Oct 2022 16:11:25 GMT

But the prime minister says she sticks by her mini budget, despite a bad reaction from the markets.

Tax U-turn lifts pound as borrowing costs fall

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 15:57:33 GMT

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng remains under pressure to detail how he will pay for wider tax cuts.

What happened to the UK economy, pound and mortgages this week?

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 23:00:09 GMT

The last seven days have been a rollercoaster with mortgage costs and the pound thrown off course.

Drax: UK power station owner cuts down primary forests in Canada

Sun, 02 Oct 2022 23:53:13 GMT

The owner of the UK's biggest power station, Drax, is cutting down key forests in Canada.

Bank of England economist hints at 'significant' rate rise

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 17:37:25 GMT

The central bank's chief economist signalled in a speech it could not be 'indifferent' over the pound's slump.

When are the 400 energy rebate and other cost-of-living payments due?

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 17:46:57 GMT

All UK households will get a grant which will reduce energy bills by 400 from October.

House of Zana owner hopes Zara trademark win will inspire others

Thu, 29 Sep 2022 05:02:41 GMT

Amber Kotrri says since her victory other businesses said they also received letters from Zara.

Israel's fast-growing trade ties with the UAE

Wed, 28 Sep 2022 23:03:04 GMT

Business between Israel and the UAE is booming two years after the Abraham Accords.

Next warns weaker pound could prolong cost of living pressures

Thu, 29 Sep 2022 09:54:17 GMT

The retailer says many clothing and homeware factories price goods in dollars, so costs are likely to rise.

Cost of living: Milk and cake prices rise, but fruit gets cheaper

Wed, 28 Sep 2022 10:47:14 GMT

Food inflation soared to its highest rate on record in September, according to an index.

Energy bills: Householders urged to read meters before October price rise

Thu, 29 Sep 2022 00:01:34 GMT

The average annual household energy bill in the UK will rise from 1,971 to 2,500.

Kim Kardashian pays $1.26m over crypto 'pump and dump'

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 13:27:13 GMT

Kim Kardashian agrees to pay $1.26m after regulators charge her in EthereumMax case.

UK at significant risk of gas shortages this winter, warns energy regulator

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 16:29:52 GMT

Electricity supplies to people's houses could be disrupted if the country runs short of gas.

Mortgage rates rise sharply as squeeze tightens

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 12:55:20 GMT

The average two-year fixed rate is now close to 6% as major lenders raise the cost of deals sharply.

Water rebates for some customers after 150m fines for missing targets

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 10:21:01 GMT

Thames Water and Southern Water are hardest hit and will have to return almost 80m to customers.

Credit Suisse shares hit by worries over financial health

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 13:14:58 GMT

Shares in the Swiss bank fell as much as 10% after the bank's boss failed to reassure investors.

The firms making flour from mushrooms and cauliflower

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 23:14:14 GMT

The search for wheat alternatives is being driven by a demand for healthier diets and food security.

Train strike: Worst rail disruption of year as workers walk out

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 13:28:36 GMT

Large parts of Britain are without train services as rail workers in four unions go out on strike.

Pet perks tempt staff back into the office

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 23:02:09 GMT

Some businesses are giving staff incentives to get them back into the workplace.

Vodafone and Three in merger talks

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 13:45:07 GMT

The third and fourth largest mobile phone networks reportedly hope to strike a deal by the end of the year.

Energy price cap: Three things to do as bills go up

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 23:13:58 GMT

Millions are seeing their energy bills go up, but there are ways to help ease the mounting costs.

Workers rush to take second jobs: 'I felt I had no choice'

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 08:41:54 GMT

More and more people are being forced to turn to additional jobs, according to a report by Royal London.

Cost of living: Energy bills rise but help cushions blow

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 23:13:49 GMT

A two-year government-set cap means price rises taking effect on Saturday are lower than expected.

UK not in recession, new figures suggest

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 19:48:30 GMT

The economy grew in the second quarter of this year, but it remains smaller than pre-Covid levels.

Cost of living tips: How to cut energy and heating costs in your home

Thu, 29 Sep 2022 23:08:25 GMT

Consumer Affairs Correspondent Colletta Smith has picked out some of the best ways to cut costs in your home.

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